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May 21, 2006 - 5:49 am

a href=”http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/750/48/1600/longs3.jpg”img style=”float:right; margin:0 0 10px 10px;cursor:pointer; cursor:hand;” src=”http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/750/48/320/longs3.jpg” border=”0″ alt=”" //abr /Remember the old drugstores that doubled as diners in your youth? We still have one in Knoxville—Long’s Drug Store has just celebrated it’s 50th anniversary and has not changed much at all over the years. What’s interesting is, neither have the portion sizes of the food. They still serve portions sizes of the past–it’s no wonder people were not as fat in the 50′s, 60′s and 70′s. But Long’s is unusual–if another restaurant around here tried to cut back on its portion sizes, I have a feeling that it would not last long. We had a place like that downtown–The Elephant Room, an Indian Restaurant, that served the most petite portions I had ever seen. It was also quite expensive. Needless to say, it folded pretty quickly. Luckily for Long’s, the portion sizes are small but so is the price. Lunch for two–$7.16 and a tip.

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